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Brrrrrr..... by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This year's Chicago Marathon was different in many ways. The most noticeable was the temperature. It was 37 at the start with wind and clouds. This year also because of tr ... Read on »
WEEKEND AHEAD by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend is the Chicago Marathon. I did not sign up because of ironman training but I will be running. My friend Snips is running it for the second time. I plan on runnin ... Read on »
TIME IS TICKING by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With race day being 5 weeks from Saturday, the hands on the clock seem to be moving faster. There is not enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Training is g ... Read on »
ANXIETY by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today, I had the day off of work. I needed to catch up on things that I felt like I had fallen behind on. But first came getting training out of the way. The alarm went ... Read on »
2009 USAF HALF MARATHON by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running PRE-RACE This is one of my favorite races. I was so excited to be taking Snips back to Ohio with me. I was running the half marathon but Snips had chosen to run the Full. On ... Read on »
DOWN TIME by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week has had alot of non-productive time. My nutrtion coach put me on a detox week to shock my system which has hit a weight loss plateau. I've not only shocked my sy ... Read on »
GREAT ILLINI HALF IRON DISTANCE RACE REPORT by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "TRAINING DAY" In preparation for the half-Iron, my thought process was this was a training day for my Full. I wanted to try and test out everything that I planned to ... Read on »
I just got back from The Great I ... by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I just got back from The Great Illini Half Iron and now I can offically put a 70.3 sticker on my car. WooHoo!! Goals--not drown/ finish vertical with a smile/ and go under ... Read on »
CATCHING UP by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My posts have been few and far between with the increased training. Just want to catch up with news in my life. House (my hubby) has been keeping his RSD in his right an ... Read on »
FIRST CENTURY RIDE by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today was another notch in my belt on my Iron journey. It was my first century ride ever! I rode alone as my partner, TriSharkie, was under the weather. After oversleeping ... Read on »
RISING STAR by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning at swim, I had the pleasure and luck to meet one of my triathlon rockstars. In the locker room getting ready to swim was Adrienne Saeger. She is currently pre ... Read on »
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES... by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend had the makings of training big. Plan A was to ride 75 miles on Saturday and run 14 miles Sunday. Tri - Sharkie's plan called for an off weekend and Snips was in ... Read on »
ENDING SUMMER by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning at swim, I could feel that summer is coming to a close. It was the last swim for the summer master's session. We swam outside and it was dark because the sun had ... Read on »
On June 1, I was diagnosed with ... by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On June 1, I was diagnosed with having metabolic syndrome. It consists of high blood pressure, high cholestrol, weight gain around the mid-section, and pre-diabetic blood suga ... Read on »
ROCK 'N ROLL HALF MARATHON by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Pre-Race If you have seen Seinfield, do remember the Soup Nazi and the Chinese restaurant waiting episodes? DD and I went to our regular pre-race pizza place and experienc ... Read on »
TRAINING RUN by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend's training run will be with around 17,000 other running friends. I am looking forward to it. The half marathon is one of my favorite distances and I am going in ... Read on »
TEST RIDE by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As my training is continuing toward Beach2Battleship, my long rides and long runs are not only about the distance but what works for the distance. My pre-ride was extr ... Read on »
EVERGREEN RECAP by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running GOALS: My goals for this race were very simple.First, not to drown. Second, to use it for training and learn more about nutrition and practice transitions. Third , finish in ... Read on »
EVERGREEN TRI (OLY) by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running SHORT STORY -- more will follow Pre-Race Goals---- Do not drown Training day for transitions and nutriton Finish under 4 hours Statistics Swim: 48:57. ... Read on »
FIRST OLYMPIC by Karen M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like all my races this season, this one fit into a training plan to prepare for Beach2Battleship. I'm looking at race day to practice - not to worry about how fast I can go ... Read on »